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Retrofit

Replace water guzzling toilets and appliances with more water efficient models will significantly reduce your homes water consumption.

The shower and bath consume the most water inside the home. Conventional showerheads have flow rates up to 15 to 20 litres per minute. A properly designed low-flow showerhead can reduce that flow by half and still Water Use per Flush; 18L Conventional Toilet, 6L ULV Toiletprovide proper shower performance. Low-flow showerheads can be purchased in most plumbing supply outlets.

When it comes to retrofitting, the prime fixture to target is the toilet. You can replace it with one of the growing number of ultra-low-volume toilets, that can be ordered from most plumbing outlets, and use only 6 litres or less per flush.  There is also the option of a dual-flush toilet.  The toilet allows you to choose the amount of water used for the flush the water use ranges from 3-6 litres.  Many new public facilities are installing these water saving features in washrooms.  The recent renovation at the Lansdowne Place Mall includes the dual-flush toilets.